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James Eberhardt

April 26, 1958-Dec. 7, 2010

James W. Eberhardt, 52, of Detroit Lakes, passed away peacefully in his sleep, Tuesday, December 7, 2010 of unknown causes at his home.

Jim was born the son of William and Darlene (Kerling) Eberhardt on April 26, 1958, in St. Paul, Minn. He was raised and educated in Detroit Lakes. After high school he attended University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, and later transferred to Mankato State University in Mankato, Minn.

Jim returned to Detroit Lakes and turned his passion of photography into a career. He married Lynn Farris and through this union they had two children, Nick and Dana. Jim eventually started Eberhardt Studio, which he owned and operated until recent years.

Jim was active in AA and recently celebrated 28 years of sobriety. He was a devoted Christian and lived his life for the Lord.

Jim was united in marriage to Cindy Lou Wilson on September 17, 2005 in Nevis, Minn. They made their home in Detroit Lakes.

Jim was an active member of the Christian Fellowship Church and led Thursday night bible study. He also volunteered at the Refuge and in his early years was active with the youth group at Community Alliance Church in Detroit Lakes.

Jim will be remembered for being a loving father and husband, his woodworking and ability to create beautiful furniture, and his great sense of humor.

Surviving Jim are his wife, Cindy Lou Eberhardt of Detroit Lakes; son, Nick (Jen) Eberhardt of West Palm Beach, Fla.; daughter, Dana Eberhardt of Detroit Lakes; one stepson, Ron (Hannah) Wilson of Bemidji; two grandchildren, Quincy and Samuel Wilson; his mother, Darlene Eberhardt of Detroit Lakes; two brothers, Ron (Peggy) Johnson of Moorhead and Jeff (Stevie) Johnson of Hendrum, Minn.: two sisters, Pam (Marek) of Horace, N.D., and Deb (Ed) Piekvtowski of Moorhead; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.

Jim's father, William Eberhardt, preceded him in death.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10, with a 6 p.m. prayer service, at Christian Fellowship Church, Detroit Lakes.

A memorial service is set for 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, in Christian Fellowship Church.

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